To import graphics from a file, select File > Import… from the main menu and choose a file. Alternatively, you can drag and drop an image from Finder to your document. These methods can be used with SVG files as well as with other formats such as TIFF, PNG, JPEG, PDF, EPS, HEIC and AI.
Images in all formats except for SVG appear in your document as a rectangle filled with the imported image. If this is a vector image, then you can edit it. To access paths and other components of the image, use the Expand command. Notice that some images may be expanded into a big number of clip groups. SVG images become expanded automatically when you import them.
If you want to fill a shape with an image, use the Color panel. Note that the Color panel does not support the SVG format.